IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

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  Common names: razorfish (English), cuchillo (Espanol)
Xyrichtys wellingtoni Allen & Robertson, 1995

Wellington's razorfish,           Clipperton razorfish

Head and body strongly compressed; head profile sloping, with a fleshy longitudinal keel at front; eye on upper ½ of head; both jaws with canines at front, lower jaw without rear canine tooth; dorsal fin continuous, IX, 12, spines regularly spaced; anal III, 12; pectoral 12; tail slightly convex; lateral line in 2 sections, rear section on tail base, 21 + 5 pored scales; head scaleless except for few scales below eye.

IP:  pale pinkish white body and fins; TP: bluey pink, scale centers darker.

Size: 10 cm.

Habitat: fine deep sand.

Depth: 15-70 m.

Endemic to Clipperton Atoll.


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